Well folks I cannot believe that I ave been presenting the British Country Music Show for almost three years. Thanks to my involvement with CMR Nashville, I was given the opportunuity to present originally a one-hour show. This soon expanded to two hours and the show is now broadcast on eight internet radio stations.
I would like to thank all British artists who have sent me tracks to play and all those who listen in to my show. I sincerely hope that the show will continue for many years to come. I will soon be presenting a review of 2018 and my album of the year is:
WANDERING HEARTS – WILD SILENCE
The UK’s most successful Country act of all time continue their incredible success with their third album ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ entering the UK Album Chart at Number 3 this week.
Pushing George Ezra to 4th place, The Shires enter the chart above rapper ‘Nines’, ‘Sting & Shaggy’ and Amercian rock band ‘Black Stone Cherry’.
With over 55 reviews of the album, including 4 Star reviews, The Shires, Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle, have proved that their Country music really is connecting with mainstream audiences and media, with recent appearances and coverage including The Sunday Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Express, Metro, OK!, The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Sky Sunrise and Zoe Ball on Sunday.
With Album of the Week on Radio 2 and sessions on BBC 5 Live, Radio 4 and BBC London, their single ‘Guilty’ has been the most played single on Magic and the 2nd most played song on BBC Radio 2.
It has been great to see during 2017 the success of young British Country singer Hannah Johnson particularly her two singles which have stormed the weekly Hotdisc Charts. The first single “Your Girlfriend Hates Me” was No 1 in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Chart for several weeks. The follow-up single “Morning Cocktail” is already climbing the chart as well.
Both tracks are from Hannah’s excellent first solo album entitled “Shaken” which is certainly in the running for my British Cojuntry Album of the Year 2017.
Well done to Hannah and hopefully more success to come in 2018.
Great news for Saskia recently is that her producer has offered her an album deal based on the public reaction to her first two singles .”Say Hello” and “Good Girl”
Don’t forget you can read more about Saskia by going to her dedicated page on this website.
Penny Jayne Black’s latest single is released on 29th September but has already entered the Hotdisc Country Chart and moved to No 1 in the UK Reverbnation Chart. It is available for pre-order on iTunes.
The track is the sixth single from Penny’s debut self-titled album. Penny will be appearing at the British Country Music Awards in Wolverhampton on 22nd October has is one of the nominees for the BCMA Horizon Award
My show this week includes an interview with Penny Jayne Black plus three tracks including Penny’s latest single “She Got A Call”. This is available to pre-order on iTunes and on full release from 1st August.
Penny’s self -titled first album is available via her website www.pennyjyneblack.com. Penny has recently been nominated for awards as follows
Nominations by The UK Country Music Awards 2017
UK Country Album Of The Year
UK Female Country Singer Of The Year
UK Country Artist Of The Year
Nominations by The British & Irish Hotdisc Awards 2016
‘California’ as Best Video